Anniversary of Marpa Lotsāwa: Jamgon Kongtrul’s Praise in ‘Marpa’s Guru Yoga’

Fifteen Days of Miracles Today is Chotrul Duchen (Great Day of Miraculous Manifestations), the 15th full moon day of the 1st lunar month. It is celebrated, in particular,  by Tibetan Buddhists as the final day of the fifteen days of miracles, that commence on the 1st day of the new lunar year. These days celebrate… Continue reading Anniversary of Marpa Lotsāwa: Jamgon Kongtrul’s Praise in ‘Marpa’s Guru Yoga’

‘THUNDEROUSLY BLOWING HIS TRUMPET’: Abandoning meaningless distractions and the 8th Karmapa’s one-week visit to Jang. ‘Good Deeds’ teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day 8:Part II)

https://youtu.be/M7uY3SMQkIE On the eighth day of the 17th Karmapa’s teaching on the Autobiographical Praises by 8th Karmapa, he continued with detailed explanations of the life of the fourth of 8th Karmapa’s main teachers, Karma Trinlepa (1456-1531).  That part, and Day 7 of the 17th Karmapa’s teachings about the 8th Karmapa’s other two main teachers, Dumo… Continue reading ‘THUNDEROUSLY BLOWING HIS TRUMPET’: Abandoning meaningless distractions and the 8th Karmapa’s one-week visit to Jang. ‘Good Deeds’ teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day 8:Part II)

EATING ONLY THE ESSENCE: Birthplace of 8th Karmapa and his first gurus, 2nd Goshri Gyaltsab Rinpoche and 1st Sangye Nyenpa, Siddha from Denma: ‘Good Deeds’ teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day 6)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI2sVYwl4sM On the sixth day of the 'Good Deeds' teachings, HH Gyalwang 17th Karmapa gave detailed teachings on the life of 8th Karmapa with an introduction to two of the 8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje’s important teachers, the 2nd Goshri Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Tashi Namgyal and the 1st Sangye Nyenpa, the siddha from Denma. Up until now,… Continue reading EATING ONLY THE ESSENCE: Birthplace of 8th Karmapa and his first gurus, 2nd Goshri Gyaltsab Rinpoche and 1st Sangye Nyenpa, Siddha from Denma: ‘Good Deeds’ teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day 6)

NON-SECTARIAN SONG OF FAITH AND DEVOTION: 8th Karmapa’s ‘Song to Lineage Masters, Je Tsongkhapa, Bodong Panchen, Je Ngorchen and Rongton Chenpo’. ‘Good Deeds’ teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day 5: Part II)

"So if you wish to follow me, Do not make Dharma lineages into ‘mine’ and ‘yours’, Spreading Buddha’s teachings is enough. Having warm affection for one’s ‘own side’ Do not think of flourishing for that one alone. May the mind of non-sectarian bias for all the teachings Be like an unbearable, blazing gust in the… Continue reading NON-SECTARIAN SONG OF FAITH AND DEVOTION: 8th Karmapa’s ‘Song to Lineage Masters, Je Tsongkhapa, Bodong Panchen, Je Ngorchen and Rongton Chenpo’. ‘Good Deeds’ teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day 5: Part II)

RUSSIAN TRANSLATION: ‘Supplication to Padmasambhava’ by 13th Karmapa, Dudul Dorje

For Guru Rinpoche today, the first post is a Russian translation by native Russian speaker, Karma Lungtok Tenzin, of the Supplication to Padmasambhava by 13th Karmapa, Dudul Dorje (translated from the English version here into Russian). Om Swasti! To Dharmakāya, limits of appearances; Sambhogakāya, Avalokiteśvara; Nirmanakāya, Great Padmasambhava, With continual devotion of body, speech and… Continue reading RUSSIAN TRANSLATION: ‘Supplication to Padmasambhava’ by 13th Karmapa, Dudul Dorje

WOLVES IN MONK’S CLOTHING: 8TH KARMAPA’S ACCOUNT OF ABANDONING NEGATIVE FRIENDS AND THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A KARMAPA: ‘Good Deeds’ teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day 5)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WnSE2Nrf1g .On the fifth day of the ‘Good Deeds’ teaching, HH 17th Karmapa gave an extensive explanation of the difficulties and challenges faced by Mikyo Dorje and the negative acts of people around him. Comparing it to his own challenges in both Tibet and India, the Karmapa advised us all to understand that even though… Continue reading WOLVES IN MONK’S CLOTHING: 8TH KARMAPA’S ACCOUNT OF ABANDONING NEGATIVE FRIENDS AND THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A KARMAPA: ‘Good Deeds’ teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day 5)

SACRED GEOGRAPHY OF KARMA KAGYU: THREE MAIN SEATS, ‘OUTER’ AND ‘INNER’ SITES OF CHAKRASAMVARA AND BIRTH PLACES AND DATES OF THE EIGHT KARMAPAS. ‘Good Deeds’ teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day Four)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TedCP3WTpk&list=PLyZYXtlStecYwv2d3kLjA6eQ0ZdP5ObjG&index=4 Introduction On the fourth day of the 17th Karmapa’s teachings on 'Good Deeds' by 8th Karmapa, he first wished the 12th Tai Situ Rinpoche a happy Birthday and recited a long-life prayer for him. Later, a new long-life prayer by the 17th Karmapa ,written specifically for this birthday, was published online (which I have… Continue reading SACRED GEOGRAPHY OF KARMA KAGYU: THREE MAIN SEATS, ‘OUTER’ AND ‘INNER’ SITES OF CHAKRASAMVARA AND BIRTH PLACES AND DATES OF THE EIGHT KARMAPAS. ‘Good Deeds’ teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day Four)

NEW LONG-LIFE PRAYER FOR 12th TAI SITU RINPOCHE’s BIRTHDAY by 17th Karmapa

On the occasion of the 67th birthday of the 12th Tai Situ Rinpoche today, during his online teachings, HH 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, recited the long-life prayers for Tai Situ written by the previous Drupon Dechen Rinpoche (for more info on his life, see here). In addition, the 17th Karmapa composed a new long-life prayer for… Continue reading NEW LONG-LIFE PRAYER FOR 12th TAI SITU RINPOCHE’s BIRTHDAY by 17th Karmapa

THE WHITE CONCH’S RESOUNDING HORN: ASTONISHING CHILD PRODIGY, MIKYO DORJE AND THE DISPUTE BETWEEN THE ‘WESTERN’ AND ‘EASTERN’ CANDIDATES: ‘Good Deeds’ Teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day 3)

I am unborn and yet show birth, I do not abide and yet show abiding, there is no death and yet I show dying; and again, though there is no birth, I show birth. བདག་ནི་སྐྱེ་བ་མེད་ལ་སྐྱེ་ཚུལ་སྟོན།་།གནས་པ་མེད་ལ་གནས་ཚུལ་སྟོན།་།འཆི་བ་མེད་ལ་འཆི་བའི་ཚུལ་སྟོན།་།སླར་ཡང་སྐྱེ་བ་མེད་ལ་སྐྱེ་ཚུལ་བསྟན།༽ – 7th Karmapa, Chodrag Gyatso, before he passed away E ma ho! Do not harbour doubts about me; I am… Continue reading THE WHITE CONCH’S RESOUNDING HORN: ASTONISHING CHILD PRODIGY, MIKYO DORJE AND THE DISPUTE BETWEEN THE ‘WESTERN’ AND ‘EASTERN’ CANDIDATES: ‘Good Deeds’ Teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day 3)

‘JAW-DROPPING’ HANDWRITTEN COLLECTED WORKS THAT EMANATED LIGHT: TEXTUAL SOURCES, THE MEANING OF ‘LIBERATION-STORY’, IMPORTANCE OF FAITH AND INNER QUALITIES: ‘Good Deeds’ teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day Two)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4n9DdDwpkw&list=PLyZYXtlStecYwv2d3kLjA6eQ0ZdP5ObjG&index=3 For the second day of the ‘Good Deeds’ teaching, the 17th Karmapa went into detail about the textual sources of the 8th Karmapa text.  He described the journey of getting the 8th Karmapa texts from Tibet, to India and publishing them. First, he explained his own interest in getting the texts while he was… Continue reading ‘JAW-DROPPING’ HANDWRITTEN COLLECTED WORKS THAT EMANATED LIGHT: TEXTUAL SOURCES, THE MEANING OF ‘LIBERATION-STORY’, IMPORTANCE OF FAITH AND INNER QUALITIES: ‘Good Deeds’ teaching by 17th Karmapa (Day Two)